All posts tagged: Forrest Gump

Art of the Title: A Brief History of Title Design

This is a fun little video for those who like title design (and who doesn’t?). It’s a presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening which features brief moments from over 70 movies and tv show’s opening credits (or title design if you will). It is a bit interesting that some titles are not even featured in the video, but the person who created this is obviously way more creative then I am, so I’ll assume I am an idiot that doesn’t get it (much like I do with Harry Potter). A full list of movies and shows can be found just below the video.  Props to artofthetitle.com for a great job. Enjoy! Full film and television listing: Intolerance Phantom of the Opera King Kong Modern Times My Man Godfrey Make Way For Tomorrow Citizen Kane The Maltese Falcon Gun Crazy The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Lady in the Lake Fallen Angel The Thing Singing in the Rain The Man with the Golden Arm Anatomy of a Murder Psycho North by …

From The Archives: 100 Years of Paramount Pictures

In honor of celebrating 100 years of films (65 good ones, am I right?) Paramount has commissioned this pretty awesome poster to commemorate the milestone and you know what? I think it’s pretty neat. Click here for a larger view. And for those of you interested in knowing how wrong you are at guessing, here is the complete list of movies. Row 1: 1980 – Airplane 1986 – Top Gun 1960 – Psycho 1991 – The Addams Family 2007 – There Will Be Blood 1997 – Titanic 2007 – Transformers 2009 – Up in the Air Row 2: 1972 – The Godfather 1981 – Friday the 13th 2002 – Jackass: The Movie 1992 – Wayne’s World 2009 – Paranormal Activity 1986 – Crocodile Dundee 1990 – The Hunt for Red October 1999 – Election Row 3: 1970 – Catch-22 1975 – Nashville 1979 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1968 – Rosemary’s Baby 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark 1984 – Beverly Hills Cop 1934 – Cleopatra 1977 – Saturday Night Fever Row 4: …

Mint Condition: Trading Cards for Fictional Athletes

Talented artist Cuyler Smith has created a series of trading cards based on fictional athletes. The series features so many great cards with characters from The Mighty Ducks, Friday Night Lights, Varsity Blues, Caddyshack, Space Jam, Slapshot, The Karate Kid, Rookie of the Year and the list goes on and on. Give this guy a follow on Instagram or check out his website here (where you can actually purchase this stuff!). In the meantime, here is a taste of this guy’s talents. Enjoy.  

Tom Hanks Auditions for Forrest Gump

20 years ago Tom Hanks amazed all of us with his performance in Forrest Gump. I’m pretty sure Tom Hanks already had the role at this point and these were likely just screen tests for other actors including Robin Wright (Jenny) and a very young Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump JR). One giveaway that this was not an audition is that Hanks doesn’t even seem to attempt his southern accent which really shows how much said accent brought to the role. The video is very cute (there is an adorable moment between Hanks and Osment at around the 7:25 mark) and definitely gives you a nice rush of Nostalgia unlike most of the casting calls I’ve been on. Well, they aren’t really casting calls as much as it is this guy Greg from across the hall who films me topless drinking eggnog. The worst part, Greg never gets the angle right. I like to be filmed on my left side Greg! Why is that so hard for you to get?! Enjoy the video!

Iconic roles that nearly went to other actors

  Will Smith as Neo in The Matrix Oh, this almost happened. It’s always to fun to look at “what ifs” when it comes to movies. A great example is the above. Yes, Will Smith was originally cast to play Neo in The Matrix movies. A couple of interesting “what ifs” come out of this. First, how different would The Matrix be with Will Smith as the lead instead of Keanu Reeves? I mean it’s safe to say Keanu put his own “Keanu” spin on the role. Also how different (and by that I mean how much worse) would the movie Wild Wild West have been had Will Smith not been in it? Yes, Will Smith passed up The Matrix to do Wild Wild West. While, this move did not hurt Will Smith’s career at all, you can make the argument it was probably the best thing to ever happen to Keanu Reeves.   Molly Ringwald as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman It’s hard to picture anyone but Julia Roberts in this role but Molly Ringwald …